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Shipwreck-diving tours drawing adventure travellers

Cost of one diving trip is between Rs 85,000 and 90,000, exclusive of airfare

'Sahara Group's story could be made into a Bollywood film'

Producers have evinced interest Sahara: The Untold Story, written by Tamal Bandyopadhyay

97% engineers aspire for a job in IT and core engineering

However, only 18.43% employable in IT & 7.49% in core engineering

Inspired by Mumbai dabbawalas, NDMC opens canteen by women

Trained women will make home-cooked food starting at Rs 40 per tiffin on a regular working-day basis

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AIIMS: An ailing model

The government plans to replicate the country's premier medical institute in four states. But in its current form, AIIMS itself is in urgent ...

Out in the open

In the first exhibition of its kind, National Museum displays the paintings, sculptures and textiles of a private collector who refused to be ...

A cycle for everyone

A Mumbai-based filmmaker's social initiative, Bicycle Angels, raises funds to buy bicycles for people whose livelihood depends on them

Myanmar: Enter as tourist, exit as devotee

Myanmar is putting its past behind to catch up with the modern world. The author visits the land of pagodas that shares many similarities with ...

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The Delhi Gymkhana Club

Dress dictators

With TNCA Club's dress code figuring in the Tamil Nadu assembly, clubs across India are under the lens for their archaic regulations

Actor in a Wodehousian comedy

Rahul Jacob has experienced the delightful and the ridiculous in clubs with rooms the size of basketball courts but utterly illogical rules

A bungalow in south Mumbai

After the Jamshyd Godrej family reportedly acquired Homi Bhabha's bungalow, buyers are on the lookout for more such houses. The thrill lies in ...

Luxury on the dining table

An upcoming exhibition offers unique sculptures, dinnerware, objets d'art and antiques

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Core competency is back in fashion

The authors say that in business it can be easy to get so enamoured with your growth strategy that you forget to step back

Much ado about everything

I once met a man with magic in his pocket. He was a former hairdresser named Maurice Ward, and the magic was a material he invented called ...

To kill a friendship

"Why does the writing make us chase the writer?" Julian Barnes asked in Flaubert's Parrot. "Why can't we leave well enough alone? Why aren't the ...

Thackeray's true stripes

Hindu Hriday Samrat underscores how Bal Thackeray was always the leader in absentia and how he allowed his aura to rule over the people

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Ajit Balakrishnan

Ajit Balakrishnan: Enter the MOOCs
Ajit Balakrishnan

There is an air of excitement around today, as there was in 1995. At that time it was the appearance of the first web browser and what it ...

Nilanjana S Roy

Nilanjana S Roy: Bloodlines and the lives of others
Nilanjana S Roy

It is often forgotten these days that the history of Indian writing in English was built on memories of rebellion, the hope of revolution and a ...

Malavika Sangghvi

The end of an era
Malavika Sangghvi

So, Aashirwad has been sold. Rajesh Khanna's legendary sea- facing Carter Road bungalow in Mumbai, a repository of glamour, heartbreak and ...

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A game of netball can change lives

Goal, an outreach programme, is using sports to teach life skills to girls from underprivileged homes

Chess (#1106)

Some of the tensions around the Olympiad remain with just a week to go. But one major issue has been sorted. Teams, which submitted late ...

Commonwealth Games 2014: Glasgow's golden lure

The Commonwealth Games have been a happy hunting ground for Indian athletes, who shine in the absence of world-class competition. Some young ...

Chess (#1105)

The Chess Olympiad, due to start in Tromsø, Norway on August 1, is in crisis for odd reasons. The Russian women's team, the defending champions, ...

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Audi A3

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

Curvaceous Swede

The Volvo XC60 is a pretty car that sports a powerful engine. However, it is let down by a sluggish automatic gear box

A car for all moods

The new Audi S4 looks nice and genteel and suitable for rush-hour commuting. But the author finds that it is equally at home on speed tracks

Going one better

Nissan's affordable hatchback Go, especially made for India, is a mixed bag of good drive quality and bad fitments

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Girindre Beeharry

Fighting the 'womb lottery': Girindre Beeharry

The head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tells Rahul Jacob that everyone should have a chance to live a life equal to a rich kid's in ...

Kunal Bahl

Lunch with BS: Kunal Bahl

Food for thought

Pramit Jhaveri

Lunch with BS: Pramit Jhaveri

The art of banking

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...